Mailafia summoned by Police over on Boko Haram governor remark

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The Nigeria Police Force has invited the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia to Abuja on Monday for questioning.

The police authorities said in a letter addressed to Mailafia that he was summoned to the Force headquarters, Abuja in connection with “a case in which your name featured prominently.”

The letter signed by deputy commissioner of police in charge of administration, Mr. Umar Mamman Sanda on behalf of the for deputy inspector-general of police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, reads: “I refer to my letter No CR: 3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/Vol.244/245 dated 15th August, 2020 on the above subject matter and wish to inform you that this office is investigating a case in which your name featured prominently.

“In the light of the above, you are invited for an interview with the Deputy Inspector General Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja through the undersigned on Monday 24th August, 2020 by 11am at Room 407, 3rd Floor, Force Criminal Investigations Department complex, Area 10, Abuja.

“Accept the assurances of the deputy inspector-general of police, Force Criminal Investigations Department high regard, please.”

Mailafia who confirmed the police invitation said: “Yes, the police were in my house this afternoon. At first, they looked intimidating, but they told me they brought a letter. I am being summoned to be at the Force Headquarters on Monday for criminal investigation.”

It would be recalled that Mailafia was recently invited twice by the Plateau State office of the Department of State Services (DSS) for questioning following his statement on a radio interview that one of the serving governors in the north commander of the Boko Haram terrorists that have wreaked havoc in the area, particularly northeast.

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